Helix: Basic

Helix: Basic CO2 Extraction System with No CO2 Separator

The Helix Basic gives you the opportunity to extract samples up to one liter in volume at up to 10,000 psi and up to 240°C and discharge the extract to an ambient condition.

  • temperatures to 240°C – no technical limitations because of not having sufficient heat
  • pressure up to 10,000 psi (690 BAR) – get maximum density and solvating power, don’t leave extracts in the pressure vessel
  • holds 24mL to 1L vessels standard – start with a small sample and scale up—no problem
    pump flow rates up to 400mL/min - extract quickly and efficiently*
  • fully-adjustable, non-clogging, micrometering valves control flow rate
  • collection into standard glassware, chilled collection to capture volatile compounds, on SPE for further chromatographic separations
  • in-vessel chromatographic capabilities
  • modifier addition capability – extract polar compounds, too
  • multiple flow path – efficiency, efficiency, efficiency
  • extract liquid samples as liquids
  • stirrer capability
  • view cell…capability to look inside of vessel – keep a video record
    configurations for multiple/varied applications, check applications sections

*flow rate based on incompressible liquid

Basic Helix supercritical fluid extraction system
One of the many thousands of applications might be the collection of soluble oils from natural products. Soluble oils may be dissolved in high-pressure supercritical CO2 and collected when depressurized to atmospheric conditions. For example, soluble lipid components from rosehip seeds, flax seeds etc can be easily dissolved in CO2 and collected in an atmospheric collection container.